Oreos Addicting?

| February 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

By: Jacqueline Boizan

Some people are saying that Oreo cookies  can be addicting. Is this true, some people may ask. They are wondering because they might be worried about them or their children.

Researchers have found and proven that it is possible for Oreos to be as addicting as other drugs (medicine, ect..)  ” New research suggests that sugary, fatty treats can elicit the same reaction and activate the brain in a similar manner as cocaine and morphine, at least in lab rats.”- Says Joseph Schroeder, an assistant professor of psychology and director of the Behavioral Neuroscience Center at Connecticut Collage.

” To examine how “addictive” high fat, high sugar foods could be, the rats were put into a habitat of two rooms. In one they were given an Oreo and on the other a rice cracker. Schoroeder and Honohan then measured the time they spent in each room to see their preference for the Oreo versus  rice cake.”

” The expirement was then repeated with other groups of rats being offered injections of cocaine or morphine in one room and saline in the other. According to Schoroeder, the reasearchers found that the rats had an ” equivalent preference” for a room when it contained an Oreo as when they were given injections of morphine and cocaine.”

If you would like to learn more about this, please go to…    http://www.theguardian.com/science/blog/2013/oct/21/oreos-addictive-cocaine

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